How to update your GPS maps: TomTom edition

CNET's Car Tech shows you how to get the most recent map data for your TomTom GPS device.

Updating your TomTom's map is quite simple thanks to the TomTom Home software.
Updating your TomTom's map is quite simple thanks to the TomTom Home software. Antuan Goodwin/CNET

We're back with another installment of our How to update your GPS maps series. This week, we're taking on TomTom's Ease, One, XL, and XXL models. The process is the same for any model in TomTom's line up, and  thankfully, it is much simpler than our last update was.

The relative ease with which you can update a  TomTom's software can be attributed to the TomTom Home software, a one-stop shop for updating map data, grabbing new firmware, downloading custom voices, and syncing Map Share, and IQ Routes data. Garmin could stand to learn a thing or two from TomTom about ease of use here.

Visit our slideshow, where we outline step-by-step the TomTom GPS map update process .

About the author

Antuan Goodwin gained most of his automotive knowledge the old fashioned way, by turning wrenches in a driveway and picking up speeding tickets. From drivetrain tech and performance to car audio installs and cabin tech, if it's on wheels, Antuan is knowledgeable. Email Antuan, follow him on Twitter, or like him on Facebook. Antuan


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